Open House is always a special event at K-State; however, it will be special for two reasons this year as the College of Education is also celebrating its 50th anniversary.
The university’s theme is “Unfold Your Future” and the college’s Education Council added an international spin, “Unfold Your Future Around the Globe.” Open House is scheduled for Saturday, April 11 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Trina Harlow, Open House coordinator, said the front of Bluemont Hall will be jam packed with fun and activities. There will be live music, a train and bounce house, a wishing tree, dry erase comment boards, balloon animals, and popcorn and drinks. At 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Debbie Mercer, dean of the college, will make brief comments about the college’s 50th anniversary.
Rooms throughout Bluemont Hall will each represent a continent and offer corresponding activities. For example, visitors to “Asia” (room 118), will appreciate the Pagoda, origami tables, a photo area and more. “Africa” (room 121) will be all about experimenting with colors – dying and mixing.
“This is my first year on faculty at K-State, and I was very excited about the opportunity to help plan Open House,” Harlow said. “As an art education instructor, this event presents a fabulous opportunity to infuse color and culture into all of our activities.”